1- Hooray for no work today! I took a day off and loved, loved, loved being home with Caroline and Adam. We baked a very difficult dessert that took more than one try, we went to Discovery Gateway with Adam's sister, Erin, and her family, and now we have a surprise party. I enjoy eventful days.
2- Adam and I just finished watching the Anne of Green Gables movies. He checked them out for me at the library. I have always loved them and I forgot how the tears just flow when I watch them!
3- I am grateful for my physical and mental health. My eyes have been opened to all of the pain and heartache that problems with these two things bring. Working with the population that I do makes me realize how blessed I am. A lot of these people come from such chaotic childhood's, many with no intact family. Some have had stable lives, and then something tragic hits and they are suffering immensely. They come and pour their heart out to me and I have become very good at holding back the tears. In the past, I have been very ignorant regarding mental illness and I am glad that I can be more empathetic towards those that suffer.
4- Caroline is now just breaking into song. Yesterday she sang "Twinkle, twinkle little star". She just started singing it and didn't stop. We didn't know she knew the entire thing without help! Another thing that melted my heart was we sang her a bedtime song and then she folded her arms and said "Prayer". Then she said quietly "Heavenly Father....good day..." and then paused for help. Oh, I hope we have a billion!
5- I love peonies! They are beautiful and grow in so many colors. I was excited to find some fake ones that really add some pizazz to our home so we can enjoy them year round!